Sharp SF-7900 Printer Review
The Sharp SF-7900 might be a bit of a tough sell as a single-function laser copier among so many multifunction devices, but many buyers still prefer separate machines for each task. With a maximum speed of 20 copies per minute, it is a bit on the slow side, but upgrade options will let buyers choose the features they want the most.
The SF-7900 can handle originals up to 11x17 inches in size, and can make up to 99 copies from one original. Users may find its flatbed scanning surface a bit limiting, but they can upgrade to an automatic document feeder that allows for continuous scanning of up to 50 sheets at a time. Several quality settings are available for conserving Sharp SF-7900 printer toner as well.
The SF-7900 isn't exactly compact, but it isn't as bulky as some models in its class. It weighs around 161 pounds and measures 15x27x24 inches, which requires a sturdy desk but not a lot of floor space. It comes with a 500-sheet paper drawer and a second 250-sheet drawer, as well as a 50-sheet bypass tray for alternative media. Adding a duplexing unit will allow for two-sided copying, which can help conserve paper.
Toners are a bit complicated to replace, as users must remove the packing tape with the Sharp SF-7900 toner cartridge in place. Despite a few quirks, however, the low cost and large yield of Sharp SF-7900 toner supplies makes them a great value. Each Sharp SF-7900 toner cartridge has an estimated yield of 6,000 pages.
If buyers don't mind the lack of multifunction features, the Sharp SF-7900 could be a great value for reliable, affordable copying. Its speeds aren't the fastest, but low operating costs and simple controls help make up for the things it lacks.